Thursday, 21-year-old Khiyron Amerson was charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy against a 15-year-old female victim. This is Amerson's second arrest on identical charges this year. 

Governor Bently has allocated $2 million to the state court system to help the courts maintain operations.

Today, President Obama will try to advance the immigration reform issue as business leaders will visit the White House in an effort to maintain pressure on the Republican-controlled House to abandon its preferred, piecemeal approach and pass legislation the Senate already has approved.

Yesterday, a New Jersey man fired multiple shots and caused a lockdown at the state's largest shopping mall. The body of a 20-year-old, believed to be the gunman, was found in the back of Garden State Plaza. Authorities don't think he went to the mall to shoot anyone else.

Last night, the Packers lost to The BEARS!

During his inauguration speech yesterday, newly sworn-in chairman of the city board of education Lee Garrison, called for a $175 million overhaul of the city school system, including universal pre-K classes and a technology overhaul.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has announced that Elmore County Coroner Timothy Ellison and funeral home director, Yancey Joe Mitchell III have been accused of violating ethics laws and have been arrested. No other details about the investigation that led to the indictments have been released.

Elections are being held across the country, with voters in Virginia electing a governor and voters in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Seattle electing mayors. Meanwhile, voters in Houson will decide whether to spend more than $217 million to revive the Astrodome.